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Big Tree Inn

Bed & Breakfast, Inn, Historic Site, Local Point of Interest

Temporarily Closed due to COVID-19

Our guest rooms and suites are full of historic charm. Each room is unique and offers a distinct personality. Luxurious bedding, soft terry robes, televisions, and wi-fi provide the convenience and comforts of home.

The Big Tree Inn, Geneseo Main Street

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Price Range

Starting from $140 - $200 a night.


Temporarily Closed due to COVID-19

24-hour check in

Monday - Saturday: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

**Tavern: **
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

About the Big Tree Inn
The Big Tree Inn is one of the most familiar landmarks on Main Street in Geneseo, NY. On the east bank of the Genesee River, just east of the present college campus, a large white oak tree grew. Famous for its huge trunk, measuring approximately 27 feet in circumference, the tree led the local Seneca Indians to call this area “Big Tree.”

In 1833 the residence of Mr. Allen Ayrault and his wife, Mrs. Bethia Ayrault, was built on this land. In 1886 the building was renovated by Mr. Wadsworth and Mr. William C. Nash to become a hotel. A large sign bearing the words “Big Tree Inn” in red letters was erected in front of the imposing mansion, thus giving it the name it carries to this day.

We continue to write new chapters in the history of the Big Tree Inn. In 2008 an addition to the building allowed for the opening of the Event Center at the Big Tree Inn, a place where business and community members can join together to celebrate and conduct business.

Today, the history and memories of the Big Tree Inn and the members of the community live on and are celebrated. We invite you to join us and create your own memories at the Big Tree Inn, as its history grows and is shaped by its guests. The Big Tree offers loding, dining, weddings and special events year-round.


Guest Rooms:
Continental breakfast
Hot tub
Room service available
Cable TV
Free wifi
24-hour check in
(plase note, guest rooms are not wheelchair accessible)

Restaurant, Tavern and Events
Full service bar and restaurant open 7 days a week
Sunday brunch
Event services for weddings, special events and business meetings
Free parking